March 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
A Conversation with Gerry Hebert (Campaign Legal Center)
J. Gerald Hebert ("Gerry") is the Senior Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center. He joined the organization in 2004. From 1973 to 1994, Gerry served in the Department of Justice, where he served in many supervisory capacities, including Acting Chief, Deputy Chief and Special Litigation Counsel in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division. In these positions, Gerry served as the lead attorney in numerous voting rights and redistricting lawsuits, often supervising several less experienced attorneys in major voting rights litigation. He also has served as chief trial counsel in over 100 voting rights lawsuits, a number of which were ultimately decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. During his 20 year tenure with the Department of Justice, Gerry received numerous awards and commendations, including an award for his work in connection with the Boston school desegregation crisis of 1975.
In 1994, Gerry left the Department of Justice and opened a solo law practice in Alexandria, Virginia, that specializes in election law and redistricting. Gerry's legal practice is national in scope, representing clients (including many local governments) in Texas, California, New York, South Carolina and Virginia, among other states. Over the last three decades, he has served as legal counsel for parties and amici curiae in numerous redistricting lawsuits, including several cases decided in the Supreme Court of the United States.